Porn for the Blind::: Preview

Porn For The Blind are an eclectic rock band that hail from Cork city, Ireland. Influences include Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads and Sparklehorse. The lads ( and lady) play an upbeat blend of psychedelia tinged rock. You can check them out for free this thurs (23rd) at the Woodford , Cork, Admission free.

Indiependence 2013


The line-up for INDIE13 continues to grow with a host of new artists added to the bill. First up is another act courtesy of Sargent House, as Sacremento born Chelsea Wolfe joins an already strong line-up at this year’s festival. Known for her brand of drone-metal-folk, Chelsea Wolfe recently sold out her Irish debut at The Sugar Club, Dublin.

Also joining the bill and with a new album under their belts are ENEMIES, who have just returned from a three week tour of Europe. Adding to the electro side of INDIE13 are The Dead Prezidents. In less than a year, the Dead Prezidents energetic live show has seen them support 2manydjs, Steve Aoki and Wolfgang Gartner so you know what to expect from these guys!

Also joining the INDIE13 bill this week are Halves, Generic People, The Hard Ground, Miracle Bell, Swords, Crayon Set and Bouts.

Tickets are currently on sale starting at just €79 with more announcements over the coming weeks.




Dear You!

  • New Live Album – THE PIRAMIDA CONCERT – Pre-Order now
  • SUMMER TOUR coming up! Incl. one last PIRAMIDA CONCERT in BERGEN, NO



Click to Pre-Order The Piramida Concert

THE PIRAMIDA CONCERT – Efterklang & Copenhagen Phil conducted by André de Ridder

June 10th 2013 we are proud and happy to release THE PIRAMIDA CONCERT on deluxe double gatefold vinyl (one white + one black vinyl disc + CD inside). The Piramida Concert will also be released digitally.

As of today you can pre-order THE PIRAMIDA CONCERT by Efterklang & Copenhagen Phil conducted by André de Ridder. Visit our own webshop to PRE-ORDER.

At our website you can also find more info about this new release –

John Blek & The Rats

The fantastic new album ‘Leave Your Love At The Door’ available to pre – order on iTunes from April 26th and in stores May 3rd.

John Blek & The Rats are a six-piece folk and country group from Cork City whose infectious brand of American influenced balladry has travelled up and down the roads of Ireland, the UK and Europe for the last 2 years.

“Kilkenny Roots Festival isn’t about the big moment. It’s about stumbling around town between deep drafts of local brew Smithwicks, hearing a bluegrass or rockabilly or folk or jug band seeping through the doorways of minuscule bars. It’s about discovery of bands like John Blek & The Rats” MOJO

“Not since BOB LOG III’s Clonakilty Guitar Fest debut have a band created such a feverish buzz of anticipation!!. . . get ready for some insanely debaucherous footstompin’ lunacy” De

“John Blek & The Rats brought a charming Americana folk sound to the Circus Tent on Friday for one the music highlights of the weekend.” 2 U I Bestow, Knockanstockan 2012

‘Hand On My Heart’ (Track 7) is out April 7th. ‘Leave Your Love At The Door’ out May 3rd.

For live dates see

For more information please contact: Andrea Keogh (press) andrea@keoghpublicit y.comor Josephine Nestor (radio) jospehine.nestor@gma

Little Boots- Nocturnes.

Hi friends, 

I’m very happy to tell you that my new album ‘Nocturnes’ is out now! I just want to say a huge personal thank you to everyone who has bought it, and for the amazing support from all my fans building up to this release. If you haven’t already you can purchase on iTunes herefor only 7 pounds, or physical on the website where we also still have a few limited edition ‘Nocturnes’ T shirts left! Please help spread the word and get all your friends to buy it, if you’ve been enjoying the stream or listening on Spotify please support the cause and go get your physical copy or download this weekend! Here are a few of the lovely quotes and great reviews it has been getting so far: 

“Nocturnes is one of the pop records of the year” **** – Guardian 

“A feet-friendly blend of fun and intelligence” **** – Daily Mirror [‘Stand Out Album’] 

“Silky hooks throughout and savvy production” **** – The Times 

“A wonderfully sharp and atmospheric second album” **** – Sunday Express 

“An album of intimate electronic numbers tailored perfectly around her delicate vocal”**** – Digital Spy 

8/10 –“Potentially, the soundtrack to Summer 2013” – The Line Of Best Fit 

9/10 – “A classy album that brims with euphoria” – This Is Fake DIY 

8/10 – Drowned In Sound

MAY 8: TOWER RECORDS – Little Green Cars Park Up, Daft Punk Madness


MAY 8, 2013


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Tower Live Summer Sessions

We have performances and signings with some brilliant bands this month. Some are in the store and others are in Madison just next door.  They’re all free and you’ll get to pick up their records, meet the bands, get your swag signed and generally be a groupie for an hour or two. Make sure to check our Facebook and Twitter for details of more Tower Live Summer Sessions added.


May 10/6pm           Wicklow Street                   Little Green Cars  – performance and signing to launch their debut album Absolute Zero

May 11/1pm           Wicklow Street                   The Dudley Corporation – launching their new LP Everyone Does Everything Wrong

May 18/1pm           Wicklow Street                   Fallen Rule – celebrating the release of their debut record No Way To Know Why

May 24/1pm           Wicklow Street                   Ben Reel – in support of his new album Darkness & The Light

May 29/1pm           Wicklow Street                   Public Service Broadcasting – promoting their debut album Inform – Educate – Entertain

May 30/7pm           Madison                                Nanu Nanu – launching their debut album Unit 1


Coming up at Tower Live Summer Sessions during the summer – BellX1, Parlour Flames, O Emperor, Tieranniesaur and many more to be announced.

Tune into Finest Worksongs with John Caddell on Phantom 105.2 for all your Tower Records news and catch Finest Worksongs live broadcasts from Wicklow Street throughout the Summer.


Special In-Store Happenings…Frends Weekend & Street Style Competition , Daft Punk Day and Longitude Festival Promotion

May 9th to 12th is FRENDS WEEKEND at Tower Records. We’re celebrating the fact that the ultra-super sexy headphone brand FRENDS are now exclusively available in Ireland at Tower Records. As seen wrapped around the ears of cool people across the globe, we’re delighted to be the only place you can get these beauties in Ireland. From Thursday May 9th through Sunday May 12th, drop into the Wicklow Street store and try our FRENDS collection on for size. FRENDS people will be here to help you get your head around the various offerings and you’ll be able to test drive these beautiful design pieces for yourself. We’ll have the wonderful Alex Donald playing a few tunes too. Check for a sneaky peak. Throughout May, Tower Records will be running a Tower Frends Real Street Style competition on Facebook and Twitter. We’re looking for folks with real street style – we mean mega hairdos, beautiful tats and piercings, unique fashion sense, that kind of look. Delectable Frends headphones will be awarded to those judged most Real Street Stylie by our esteemed panel of judges (so esteemed in fact that we haven’t asked them to judge yet…). We’ll have Taylor, Layla, Ella and Alli headphones up for grabs. Just post a seriously excellent photo on your own Facebook page, then tag Tower Dublin on the photo (make sure to make the photo public after you’ve uploaded it). You can also enter on Twitter by tweeting us your photo. We’re @TowerDublin . Make sure to include #TowerFrendsStreetStyle so we can find it! We’ll pick four winners at the end of May and make a crazy hullaballoo about it all!


Daft Punk madness has struck and we’ll be celebrating the release of Random Access Memories all day long on Friday May 17th with one funky Phantom Live Broadcast from the window of Tower HQ in Wicklow Street. John Caddell will be bringing his Finest Worksongs with him and playing the new album through no doubt. We’ll have plenty of on the spot prizes and Daft Punk goodies just for you, so make sure to drop in and get down!


We’re going to have a kick ass LONGITUDE FESTIVAL promotion at the end of May. We’ll be gathering up all the albums and LPs we have by Longitude acts and over the course of a week, everyone who buys two Longitude artist albums will go into a daily draw to win tickets to the festival. We have daily tickets, as well as super-duper weekend tickets! Total bargain: two deadly albums AND the chance to win tickets to see them live! Check in-store, on Twitter and Facebook for details on when the promotion will run.


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MURPHY’S Getting All the Heads Together in Cork


June Bank Holiday Weekend – May 31 – June 2



MURPHY’S & BEAMISH are set to host the greatest gathering of Irish stouts, musicians and Cork artisan food providers at the first ever Cork Stout Fest 2013 at the Beamish & Crawford site on the June Bank Holiday Weekend.


Keeping faith with our own great stout tradition and the celebrating the choice of stouts we have on offer in Cork, MURPHY’S are inviting other Irish Craft Stouts to pour as part of the Festival at the Breamish and Crawford site. MURPHY’S will also be offering their own specially commissioned stout, uniquely brewed for the occasion by the MURPHY’S  brewing team. Customers will also get a chance to sample a variety of Cork and national stouts at a specially commissioned sampling experience at the Beamish and Crawford site and in participating pubs.    


In addition this year MURPHY’S will be creating the Stout Fest Music Trail around our great Cork pubs. We’ll also ensure that we see a few drops of ‘rain’ across the weekend to allow our ‘When it Rains it Pours’ APP fans to get their free pint of MURPHY’S in their local. Customers of pubs throughout the city will be able to try our stout sampling experience and compare some superb Irish stouts with their friends.


Stout Fest 2013 opens on Friday May 31 at 7 PM with a performance from a songwriter whose rise to international fame over the last five years has been nothing short of meteoric – Seasick Steve

The blues ‘n’ country troubadour headlines our MURPHY’S 12 BAR BLUES evening, which will also see Grant Hart, formerly of US alt-rock legends Hüsker Dü, play songs from his brand new album.


This great double-headers leads the way for a fantastic music programme over the weekend that also features some of the most exciting Irish live acts in Choice Music Prize winners Delorentos, dynamic Cork electro-pop duo Young WonderWindings and The Vincent(s), who all play as part of MURPHY’S RISING on Saturday, June 1.


MURPHY’S have a real treat on store on Sunday June 2 with MURPHY’S TRADITIONS, featuring a true traditional super group in LAPD. Liam O’Flynn, Andy Irvine, Paddy Glackin & Dónal Lunny are three-quarters Planxty and the original Bothy Band fiddler. They also feature collectively past and present members of Moving Hearts, Sweeney’s Men, Mozaik, Patrick Street and numerous other ensembles of the past five plus decades of Irish music.


The Stout Fest afternoons on Saturday and Sunday will be spent in the company of Pulses of Cork; an authentic, Irish multi-media experience, featuring internationally recognised traditional musicians and dancers. MURPHY’S PULSES OF CORK will bring you on a journey from ancient Irish airs, songs and dances to modern day intercultural music and dance. At all the event their we be a sumptuous array for Cork artisan foods on offer to help while away some wonderful afternoon and evenings. 


Speaking ahead of the event, Murphy’s Brand Manager, Peter Murphy said: “We’re lucky in Cork to have such an amazing choice of stouts available.  “This inaugural Stout Fest 2013 is again our way of saying thanks to the people of Cork for all of their support, and also a way of celebrating the choice of stouts we uniquely have on offer in Cork. Our invitation has gone out nationwide, and even if you are an occasional stout drinker, why not come along and see for yourself the great stouts we have to offer, and taste the wide varieties that we are so famous for?”


To get FREE tickets to one of the events at Stout Fest 2013, download the Murphy’s When It Rains It Pours app and go to the Events page to register for tickets. Check http://www. for regular updates.